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The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: September 7, 2007

Des Moines, IA – Americans aren't eating their fruits and vegetables, and the new U.S. Farm Bill could help fix that, according to an Iowa expert. Susan Roberts, with the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts out balanced diet recommendations, b ...Read More

Lyons, NE – After closer examination of the U.S. House of Representatives' farm bill, the Center for Rural Affairs concludes it would actually provide larger subsidies to the nation's biggest farms instead of tightening farm payment limitations. Executive director Chuck Hassebrook says the bil ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Picket lines are up this morning outside five University of Minnesota campuses after clerical, technical, and health workers went on strike Wednesday morning over a wage dispute. Eliot Seide with AFSCME Council 5, the union that represents the workers, says it's about keeping up ...Read More

Columbus, OH - Many grandparents will be treated to cards, flowers, and family dinners this Grandparents Day, and children's advocates say they deserve the extra recognition, especially the more than 80,000 Ohio grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Barbara Turpin, with t ...Read More

Pierre, SD – The 2007 American Federation of Teachers' Public Employees Compensation Survey was released this week. It shows state employee pay is still trailing the private sector, despite a slight bump in wages this year. Corey Landeen, with the South Dakota State Employees Organization, ha ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Fall hikes and hunting trips in the Washington wilderness can mean unexpected encounters with bears this time of year. This is the time when bears "max out" on calories before going into hibernation, which can make them more aggressive. Monica Fella of the Sierra Club's "Grizzly ...Read More

Richmond, VA – Virginia public schools are due for a quality check. The state is preparing to review minimum standards for things like class size and updated textbooks, and the Standards of Quality Coalition says meeting those minimum goals means the state needs to come up with $1.4 billion in ...Read More

Richmond, VA – Strong-arm tactics in the payday loan industry may have gone too far, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Virginia. It accuses a payday lender of pretending to be a law enforcement officer and threatening to arrest a borrower. Dana Wiggins, with the Virginia Partnership to ...Read More

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